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Here’s The Full Scoop On The Newly-Revealed DLC For Mario Kart 8

Two new downloadable content packs will take the world of Mario Kart 8 in directions the franchise has never seen before, while significantly expanding game-play options. The packs, which launch this fall and in spring of 2015, and are available for advance purchase starting Aug. 27 at $7.99 each (or $11.99 for both), deliver a ton of new content, including first-time crossover characters like Link from The Legend of Zelda franchise and both Isabelle and the Villager from the Animal Crossing series.

In addition to these two new downloadable content packs, a previously announced game update goes live Aug. 27 that adds a variety of new features, including three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race: the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s. Go to http://ninten.do/6181WR6B to view a video of the in-game karts in action.

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“More than 1 million Wii U owners in the United States alone are already enjoying the fun of Mario Kart 8,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Mario Kart 8 already includes the largest number of characters, karts and options of any Mario Kart game to date, and these amazing expansion packs give players even more choices.”

Each pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of currently available courses by 50 percent. The DLC packs include classic courses like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first DLC pack.

Mario Kart 8 owners who purchase both packs starting Aug. 27 will get access to eight new colors of Yoshi and eight new colors of Shy Guy to race with immediately. To purchase the packs in advance, users with a broadband Internet connection can click the new “Shop” icon in the game or visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

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The DLC packs are scheduled to include the following:

Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: November 2014) – $7.99

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release Date: May 2015) – $7.99

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Pack 1 + Pack 2 Bundle – $11.99

  • 6 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link, Villager, Isabelle and
  • Dry Bowser
  • 8 Vehicles
  • 16 Courses
  • As a bonus for purchasing both packs bundled or individually, buyers receive eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy. Those who advance purchase both packs can begin using the Yoshi and Shy Guy characters immediately.
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Mario Kart 8 DLC Has Been Leaked By Nintendo Includes New Characters And Courses

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Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 – Released: November 2014

Pack 1 includes:

  • 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 – Released: May 2015

Pack 2 includes:

  • 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
  • 4 Vehicles
  • 8 Courses

As a bonus for purchasing both packs – as a bundle or separately – you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.

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Here’s Where You Can Get The Varying Hyrule Warriors Retailer-Exclusive Costume DLC

Nintendo of America revealed the Hyrule Warriors costume DLC packs would be retailer-exclusive just a number of days ago, but if you’ve yet to pre-order the Zelda spin-off you may want to know exactly which DLC will be available in retail stores. For a closer look at the costume sets available, make sure you check out the trailer.

Participating retail stores offering the costume packs are Amazon with the Twilight Princess set, Best Buy with Skyward Sword, and GameStop with the Ocarina of Time set. All of the necessary details for each pack are explained in the bullet point list below, along with the links to pre-order them. Remember, you can also grab the Ganondorf DLC if you register your copy of the game with Club Nintendo. Which one will you be opting for? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Amazon – Twilight Princess
    Pre-order Hyrule Warriors to receive a code to download EXCLUSIVE Twilight Princess costumes for Link and Zelda when the game ships to you. Offer applies to WiiU. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Limit one per household.
  • Best Buy – Skyward Sword
    From August 6, 2014 through September 25, 2014 pre-order the Hyrule Warriors game at Best Buy and receive exclusively Best Buy a code to download the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword costume set for Link and Zelda upon pick up and purchase of the game. Downloadable codes expire at midnight on March 31, 2015.
  • GameStop – Ocarina of Time
    Pre-order Hyrule Warriors and Receive GameStop Exclusive Ocarina of Time Themed Costumes for Link and Zelda! Only while supplies last.
    Online Customers: Code will be emailed within 2 business days after your order ships.
    Store / In-Store Pickup Customers: Code will be printed on your receipt at time of purchase.

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Treyarch Finally Release Nuketown 2025 For Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Wii U

Activision and Treyarch have finally released the Nuketown 2025 map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Wii U almost two years after the game’s release. The news came as a welcomed surprise to many Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players on the Wii U. The zombie themed DLC map Die Rise has also apparently popped up in the game’s menus.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

 

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Ubisoft Claims Gamers Are More Open To DLC Now

Ubisoft believes that gamers are now more open to downloadable content than ever before. Ubisoft VP of digital publishing Chris Early claims that when they’ve introduced downloadable content such as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s “Time saver” DLC packs, barely any consumers complained to the company about it. Here’s what he said.

“There was no resistance. Maybe there were 12 guys somewhere who said something, but whatever. As a whole, there wasn’t a problem.”

“I think there are some models that are accepted now. DLC is pretty much accepted. Season pass is pretty much accepted. Now it’s interesting when you start to think of Season Pass as a Service Pass. For our Season Pass holders, I know we hold events for them specifically, so it’s little bit more than just DLC content. So there’s an evolution going on there.”

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Twilight Princess DLC For Hyrule Warriors Coming To Japan

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Nintendo fans in Japan will be able to get their hands on three different edition of Hyrule Warriors each with their own special sets of costumes which are bound to make collectors go wild. Here’s the three sets that will be made available at retail.

  • A standard edition will come with a download code for a courage/bravery/valour costume set, which has three outfits.
  • A Premium Box includes that courage-themed set in addition to a download code for the wisdom set, another three outfits.
  • A Treasure Box will have both the sets and two “Power” costumes — this’ll be a limited release at Amazon.jp or Koei Tecmo’s Gamecity website.

Link will be part of the courage set, and Zelda will be part of the wisdom set. The costumes come as downloadable codes with the different editions, so presumably these will also be offered at DLC on the Nintendo eShop over here. Nintendo has yet to confirm whether we will get special editions for Hyrule Warriors in the west.

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